The daisy is a perennial annual plant with white ligulate flowers. It belongs to the botanical family Asteraceae and its scientific name is Bellis perennis. It is an edible, ornamental and officinal plant. Since the Renaissance, several medical works mention its curative virtues. In addition to these properties, it also contains a good number of active ingredients. Its main components are bitter principles, saponosides, organic acids and mucilages.
Indications in natural medicine
The daisy is mainly used for maintain healthy skin. It can be used to treat several dermatological conditions. These include wounds, bruises, eczema, acne, warts, burns and many more. It also limits the effects of skin aging. She warns theappearance of wrinkles as well as fine lines and firms the skin. Also, it restores the tone and elasticity of the latter. She is, moreover, a true ally of new mothers.
This plant also improves the functions of the respiratory system, the digestive system and the kidneys. It improves, among other things, digestion and intestinal transit, which prevents constipation and bloating. It also treats lung disorders, namely flu, cough, asthma and bronchitis. In addition, it stimulates the body’s diuretic functions and facilitates the evacuation of waste by natural means. This property helps prevent the formation of edema, kidney stones and soothes rheumatic pains.
Finally, the daisy participates in the protection of the cardiovascular system and the regulation of the menstrual cycle.
Dosage forms available
For therapeutic uses, the virtues of the leaves and flowers are mainly exploited. In herbal medicine or homeopathy, daisy comes in the form of herbal tea, mother tincture, gel and vegetable oil.
Recommendations for use and dosage
In cooking, the leaves and flowers are eaten raw, mixed with other plants and seasoned with a light sauce. In natural medicinethe usual dosage varies depending on the form of preparation used.
Infuse for 10 minutes 1 tablespoon of plant in 250 ml of boiling water. Consume 2 to 3 cups a day.
Decoction for skin application:
Boil 40 g of plant and 1 liter of water for 3 minutes. Infuse for 10 minutes and let cool. Then apply as a compress to the areas to be treated.
Three times a day, dilute 25 drops of tincture in a glass of water.
Vegetable oil :
I’daisy vegetable oil suitable for all skin types (dry or damaged or mature). It is used in its pure form or mixed with essential oil. To obtain the desired effect, daily application is recommended: gently massage the parts of the skin to be treated.
To date, the daisy has no known contraindications or side effects. However, we always recommend a medical consultation before each treatment to avoid any unpleasant surprises.